— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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May 2, 2012

Not even half sick of Flavia



A quick note to say that I just finished I Am Half Sick of Shadows, the fourth (?) Flavia de Luce novel by Alan Bradley.  Since it's set at Christmastime, I just wish I had read it then, as everyone else probably already has. Not that reading it out of season diminished it for me. I loved this one, especially the ending. There's been no falling off in this series (though there is some falling off a roof in this book) ... they continue to be wonderful.  And if you're into audiobooks,  I still highly recommended reading these that way. The narrator, Jayne Entwhistle, is excellent with all the voices, but especially as Flavia.



According to the web site linked to above, there are two more books in the queue already:  Speaking From Among the Bones (early 2013), and The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches (early 2014).  Very early, I hope.  And I have Donna Leon's new Guido Brunetti mystery, Beastly Things, ready to start next.  Joy!

2 comments:

Bellezza said...

I still haven't read a Flavia! But, I do enjoy Dinna Leon and am glad that there are many Brunetti escapades to still devour! Have fun beginning yours!

JoAnn said...

I haven't met either Flavia or Donna Leon... how can that be? Have I feeling I'll get to Brunetti first. Enjoy!!

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